National Park Service Releases LGBTQ America Theme Study!

October 11, 2016
By: Amanda Davis

The National Park Service released its groundbreaking LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History publication today, coinciding with National Coming Out Day and the fifth anniversary of pioneering LGBT rights activist Frank Kameny‘s death.

The 32-chapter study is a result of a multi-year effort by scholars around the country. Our project co-director Jay Shockley wrote chapter 26, “Preservation of LGBTQ Historic and Cultural Sites — A New York City Perspective” based on his research dating back to the early 1990s.

We’re proud to be part of this important initiative that we hope will lead to more LGBT listings on the National Register of Historic Places. Read Jay’s New York City chapter and the full study.

Working with Google Expeditions on National Coming Out Day

By: Amanda Davis

We were thrilled to work with Google for Education on its Google Expeditions project to highlight some of NYC’s LGBT historic sites in connection with National Coming Out Day. We advised Google staff on potential historic sites to feature and drafted text for some of the sites.

To celebrate the launch, we gathered with Google staff and others at Julius’ bar (one of the featured sites) in Greenwich Village.

Google Expeditions is a virtual reality tool for educators to use in classrooms, but anyone can use it. Get the Expeditions app on Google Play or the App Store and step into some of NYC’s LGBT historic sites from wherever you are in the world.

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